Great Series on the History channel!
John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the 50 most formative years this country has ever known. From the Civil War to the Great Depression and World War I, they led the way.
Also featured are the competitions between Edison and Tesla to electrify America and the role Westinghouse played in causing JPM to create GE.
Lots of the dramatizations/re-enactments are hokey/cheesy and too much repetition as typical of American documentaries but overall worth watching.